We hope to reopen the range with the first shoot on 4th April. It is going to be a 200 yard pre-booked event like we did last year. As its not clear if we can reopen yet and it all depends on the Government guidance etc.
When we know a bit more and have some confirmation we will open the booking and get sorted out the way we did last year.
Dont email now – its just a heads up at this point.
See you soon (We Hope)
I regret to inform all of you that our former member, chairman, Secretary, President Ted Molyneux passed away at the weekend.
Ted was probably the longest serving member in the history of the Dorking and District Rifle Club. He joined the club before the outbreak of World War 2 and remained in service with the club until he resigned in 2013. During that time he helped the club through the war years and served as Secretary, Chairman and President, a post he occupied until his resignation from the club. Ted was a committed supporter of the club which will always owe him a debt of thanks for keeping it operating through some very difficult times.
Hope you are all doing ok and we look forward to continuing with the operation of the club when we can.
All the best
Happy New Year to all
The 2021 Programme has been added to the Programme page for your information. We have no idea what is going to happen next year or when things will return to normal. At the moment most of us are in tier 4 so no one is going anywhere soon and the range will remain closed until we can.
The programme for 2021 will nominally start on 10 January but I very much doubt we will be able to reopen until February at the earliest. We will continue with the pre-booked shoots at various ranges and when we can safely mix more normally we will rejig the programme and add some of the old style shoots depending on the timing and regulations.
The dates are set so we can at lease plan when we might be able to shoot and will take it from there.
Sorry we can’t offer more at this stage but with your support we will get going as soon as it is permitted and safe to do so.
Don’t forget to renew your membership and maintain your shooting record. You still have a licence to maintain and renew (at some point). If you own a Lever Release / Mars Rifle then you will have to hand this in by March. It is advisable to not forget to do so!
We are shooting again on Sunday at 100 yards and the booking is Closed. This will be the last shoot of the year. Like the last Gallery Rifle you will need to bring your own patches. The details will still be 20 minutes with a 10 minute change over to allow for patching etc.
The usual rules apply so email the usual address for a slot. The list is below
201213 Range Booking 100x
Not the Home Office Compensation for Lever Release and MARS rifles is on the Legislation page.
Chris will be emailing the membership renewals soon and we are holding last years prices.
The fees are £120 for Non NRA Members and £105 for NRA members. The difference being largely due to the Insurance cost.
I will update the membership forms on the web site shortly but Chris will email these anyway. No form no membership, its quite simple.
See you on Sunday.
Shooting Order Below
201206 Range Booking 600x
Turn up on time and go afterwards, no hanging about (it will be cold anyway!)
See you Sunday
Membership renewals coming out soon – good news, no increase!
Please take the time to fill in the Firearms safety feedback on the latest proposals to restrict our sport – link at the bottom of the page
The next shoot is 100 yards on the 13th You can book for than from now
We are reopening for all tier residents (we are organised out door sport with track, trace and COVID procedure) from 6 December for a 600 yard shoot.
We will have a 100 yard Gallery shoot the following week on the 13th as well.
The same rules as before. Don’t turn up too soon and leave at the end of your shoot. No hanging about for a chat!
Email the Dorking account as normal – see the booking page if you have forgotten the rules.
The Government are after us again so read this and fill in the survey and see if we can head off this one.
Due to the new lockdown we will have to cancel this shoot and subsequent events until the lockdown is lifted.
If we can shoot again in December then we will open then and try to fit in an additional shoot in December.
Its a pity but not unexpected. Stay safe
The next shoot is at 500 yards and the booking is open. We will be holding the Boar Hill remembrance Sunday shoot in November so its time to brush up on your TR Skills.
The details of the Boar Hill will be updated on the site once this 500 practice is completed.
You know the procedure so I will await your emails.
Booking is closed and the schedule is below
201025 Range Booking 500x
It might be raining on Sunday so it if is we may well be at 600 instead
See you Sunday – Autumn is here!
NOTE THE CLOCKS CHANGE TONIGHT !!
Schedule :- 201011 100 Gallery Rifle
We will only shoot one to a target and allow 10 minutes for the change over.
You will need to supply your own patches so there is no sharing
See you on Sunday
You can buy target patches at Multiplex Patches or Amazon Link below to to a uk company we have used so dont delay in ordering if you dont have any patches to hand
If you wish to add a replacement target then you have to bring your own staple gun. No sharing is permitted.
You will get a 20 minute shooting slot as before but there will be a 10 minute change over to allow for the patching etc.
Booking is Open
I have added a few pics to the Pictures page (thanks Chris)
Note – (Rant)
Someone (who will remain nameless) advise me that they had not read the notes on the shooting procedure and did not stick to the regulations as set out.
I have to say this is really slefish and we all depend on all those shooting to take care to be aware of the range instructions (there are specific pages on this site for this).
Please read the range instructions for these shoots and If you cant be bothered or think they dont apply to you then please dont come to the range again. We depend on everyone behaving responsibly so we can all continue to shoot and keep going.
Its not a big ask so please comply.
First – Shooting update
Based on the latest Gov restrictions and the advice from BASC I figure we are ok to continue as we are as we are currently meeting the guidelines / Restrictions.
You can read the advice in full from BASC here:- Click here
It looks as if we are ahead of the game on this and we remain compliant. It remains for all those attending to be vigilant and not to hang around before or after your shoot. There must be at least 2m distance between those waiting to shoot and those shooting / finishing their shoot. Please comply.
With that in mind I have opened the booking early and I will publish the list next Friday 25th.
We have been discussing the possibility of having a 100 yard Gallery Shoot. We can only use 4 targets per detail and we might have to shorten the shooting a bit to cover the need to change / patch the targets.
The sticking point is the time to patch up and the patches themselves. So if we run this you will need to bring your own patches so we don’t share anything.
If you are interested in a Gallery shoot and you are booking a slot for the next shoot and are interested in a Gallery shoot and if you are prepared to provide your own patches then let me know. If there is enough interest we will run one.
Be careful and see you soon.
Bookings for Sunday is now closed. The list is confirmed below:-
200927 Range Booking 300x
Dont forget to be careful and leave the range after your shoot.
See you Sunday.
It seems I have got the dates a bit muddled again and we are shooting on consecutive weeks. So the next shoots is on Sunday 13 September 2020
It’s a 200 Practice and the usual rules on booking apply.
200913 200x Range Booking
Note – Updated
See the note below on the number of people on the range. As the rules are changing we have to be more careful with not having too many people on the range so we will be stricter with people arriving early or hanging about. I have read the Gov guidelines (feel free to have a look) but We fall under Organised Sporting Events so we are ok but please do your bit.
We had a great shoot at 600 today but I have to remind members that the shooting is only allowed on the understanding that you turn up in reasonable time for your shoot and leave immediately afterwards.
There were too many people hanging about after their shoots. It’s great to see you and I know you want to catch up and talk about all the stuff we all chat about but please can I ask you to leave the range and car part after your shoot and chat elsewhere. We cannot afford to attract attention and make it look like a mass gathering.